Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
New York, Sep 30, 2015
IWC REF. 3201 SAINT EXUPERY LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD International Watch Co. "Fliegeruhr (Pilot Watch) Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry," No. 154/500, case No. 3266191, Ref. 3201. Made in a limited edition of 500 pieces in 2007. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with power reserve, date and an 18K pink gold IWC deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, a copy of "Night Flight" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and instruction manual.
Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave lugs, screw-down case back with engraved map and crown, domed sapphire crystal. Bronze with Antoine de Saint Exupery signature, luminous pink gold-rimmed Arabic numerals and baton indexes, aperture for the date at 3, power reserve indication at 7, outer minute/seconds divisions. Luminous pink gold lozenge hands. Cal. 30140, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, hack mechanism.